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, republican strategists who served as chief of staff in newt gingrich's presidential campaign. patrick, you say newt gingrich's famous pious baloney line was one of his strongest hits against mitt romney during the primary debates. i want to play that for our viewers who don't remember. take a look. >> can we drop a little bit of the pious baloney? the fact is you ran in '94 and lost. that's why you -- this idea that suddenly citizenship showed up in your mind, just level with the american people. you've been running for at least since the 1990s. >> i'm curious how much of those kind of zingers are prethought out and what does mitt romney have to do to avoid taking a big hit tomorrow night? >> well, that was all newt and part of the great thing about newt is that he knew the topic, you knew the weak points, but he was prepared to answer the question and then if you can come up with pious baloney, then that just puts a cherry on top. interestingly enough, if you googled baloney two hours after that debate you would get oscar mayer and newt gingrich. romney has the same opportunity, especiall
in a room and get a deal done. i interviewed newt gingrich. he said the way it were with president clinton, you would be in a room full of advisers, you fling them out, it's you and him, get it done, compromise, get it done. why is that not happening now and what advice do you give to barack obama to try to get into that kind of mind set with the republicans? >> well, that's -- what speaker gingrich said is true, but it's not the whole truth. we had one year when virtually nothing got done. i was a stickler for passing my budgets on time. but, in 2005, we didn't. and i had to veto what they did. and they had to do what they did because that's what they promised the voters they would do in the '94 elections. then the citizens decided they agreed with me more than them. they don't want the government shut down or take a radical departure, just bring the deficit down. so after the two governments shut down in late '95 and early '96, then we began the compromise talks everyone talks about. there's been no forcing event so far. it's what the election is. mark my words, if president obama wins t
except south carolina where newt gingrich started off hot and stayed hot. mitt romney is disciplined, focused in a debate he sounds and loos like a president as he did in his interview with brine williams on education nation yesterday. he will have a good debate performance. two, he needs an -- some form of implosion or serious mistake by the obama campaign or some international event that doesn't rally people around the president but focuses people on a perceived weakness. i don't think either of those are likely to happen. in terms of a mistake by the obama campaign, they've always been fairly safe and cautious. if this were a sporting event, i would say they're running out the clock right now. >> running out the clock and, in fact, perhaps too cautious. you've got hillary clinton going to, perhaps, a dozen meetings with foreign leaders and president obama already out of here in ohio, not meeting with any of the foreign leaders, do you think that they are playing it too safe by not meeting with president morsi, not meeting with netanyahu, avoided any pitfalls here in new york? >> w
of their concerns about todd akin. here he is doing a press conference last week with newt gingrich. newt gingrich there showing his support for todd akin. today republican senator jim demint and former presidential candidate rick santorum threw their support behind todd akin. republican senator roy blunt, remember him? the guy who said todd akin has to get out. he put out a statement today saying that now he is supporting todd akin. the state republican party, which had expressed grave public doubts about akin after his comments about some rapes being legitimate last month, they now say they're all in for todd akin as well. even the national republican party's senate campaign committee, the guys who said we're done when they were talking about todd akin, apparently they are thinking now of not being done with him anymore. so now we know just how offended all of those republicans really were about the legitimate rape comments. they were offended enough until the deadline passed and they couldn't get off the ballot and they couldn't replace him anymore, and now they've decided they're already with
gingrich doesn't go quite that far, but he says that romney needs to reform his thinking. >> i think they're only now beginning to come to grips with the general election. they had a very -- >> scary -- >> they had a very successful primary strategy. in a primary you can raise enough money to build a motor boat and drive to where you want to get to in the primary. in the general election you're like a sail boat. the system is so much bigger than you. >> it is hard to go from a motor boat to a sail boat, known who is familiar with yachting knows that. ben smith, i want to go right to you and talk about sort of the problem facing this campaign. first, when is the last time that governor mitt romney gave a speech or did an event or otherwise made some sort of policy news that had an impact on voters and on this race? >> i mean i don't know. it's been a while. that is one of the things about these campaigns. not that romney has lost it all in one moment through a fatal gaffe although there have been bad moments but every day he's losing it day by day each day in a new and creative method and
gingrich and rick perry on immigration to win that nomination. if he had come out and, you know, said that he was for the dream act sort of the way gingrich did, he still would have gone on to win the nomination and now he would be in a position -- >> you think so? >> -- to compete for latino votes, but he's not a skillful enough politician to anticipate that, and all he can do is say whatever is necessary to get him through the day. this comes out of his experience in the business community where, you know, all he did when he went in and closed these deals is say whatever was necessary to close the deal no matter whether it was true or not and then he'd negotiate about it later, you know, after he took over the company. so this is the world he comes out of, and it just does not equip him for politics. here is the other thing that i think has been missed in the last couple days is there's been some, you know, journalism that says, well, okay, he's not equipped for politics but he'd be a good president. no. if you're a bad politician, you're not going to be a good president either. >>
from "legitimate rape" . mike huckabee kumbaya gingrich come and they are all backing him again and with governor huckabee has been a stalwart supporter. they say they will make republicans pay and clear mccaskill is up by five points. some may say only five points. university of california will pay $5 million to the students who were pepper sprayed. they will receive a formal letter of apology from the chancellor and about $30,000 each and the officer has now left his post. the nfl is close to the deal with the three month lockout there under considerable pressure after the debacle with the seattle seahawks and green bay packers game. an agreement is in principle but that is where we are right now. do polls have the president with a significant lead. can the polls be trusted? the "a team." lou: joining me now the "a team" doug shoen, michael could win, and curtis, let's start with you. ahmadinejad, what do make of it? >> brothers of solidarity. it did not just take him out. he has to get it from somebody so the lights have gone dark with ahmadinejad that i am in the mood for a
. the. neil: he showed up against newt gingrich in a debate there and against rick santorum, so we have this end, this estimation. >> i think the real meat will come in the next we. >> there was an argument for why the president went on the show with you this week. it was to win over married women. he pulls very well with single amendment would not let married women. that was his strategy. that is what he was doing. and it is working. he is now trying to get married women. will you make of that? >> i always get frustrated with that issue between women's issues and i think they are everyone's issues. birth control, all this stuff. it is everybody's issue. i think that he was pandering, the president. and i would've liked to have seen him take questions and present himself on that. >> so far, the pandering has worked. neil: can i be equally as offensive with you with minorities and african-americans. 96% likely to vote for him. the same 96%. the situation of the black population in this country is abysmal. teenage unemployment, things like that, it's shocking and frightening. the bottom l
a machete and lifted newt gingrich's head off. and later on romney took maybe a different cleaner machete and took rick santorum's head off. obama on the other hand has been surrounded by doughy psycho fans, he hasn't been in any hand to hand combat. he hasn't had any debating experience, he's gone soft. that's why romney might just pull a real upset here. >> i'm not playing a game, i'm being very honest with you, i these president obama does great in front of the teleprompter, and i'm biting my nails over this. now that having been said -- >> he's likable. >> but this notion of national polling numbers is a farce. this election is going to be decided in the swing states. obama has a nine point lead in ohio? you guys are suggesting that the debate is going to change everything. >> to larry says romney has a machete and he's taking heads off in the primary debate. you say there's a small group of undecided voters that romney still needs to capture. i'm not hearing from the romney people that he needs to be that aggressive. if he's too forceful, he may risk alienating some of the people dav
just alluded to, especially against gingrich. >> i'm sure fully ready to go push and shove. i hope the talks more about what he will do as president. we all knew -- we all know what obama has done. we don't need to be reminded of all of that. don't make it -- pointing out of the mistakes that the president made. make it a little more about yourself. lori: boxing gloves. >> television is a cool medium. you want your commander in chief, your president to basically looked like he is totally in control. so i would always advise a candidate in a presidential debate to never lose your cool. lori: you raise the issue of tv. it has to be exciting tv. has to be compelling and capture that audience. >> it will be a dramatic audience. and what always happens is, the first debate is the one that everybody watches. and so, people i know starting to vote early. 30-40 percent of the voters voting this time. before, the end of season. so after this debate a lot of people will basically mark their ballots and either mail them in or go do early voting. lori: elements and is working away from romney.
gingrich expected to be speaker in 94. neil: no, there is historic precedent to get it wrong, don't know about you i will say, that in some states, and still early, as you remind me, it is beyond the margin for sampling error, i mean, if barack obama is up 8 to 10 points, even allowing for whatever statistical bias you see, mitt romney should be worried? >> he should be, but it doe not make sense, nationally the race is statistically tied. u see the battle ground states we hear you know obama is so far ahead, that does not make sense, they are probably go 25 or 20% of the vote, in is something off right there i think that have you look at maybe 2010 models again, it was unexpected. neil: if did you, that by the way, the counter to that argumentould be in corestates that are say republican states texas comes to mind, southern states, mitt romney enjoys significant leads, s is typically the case. corestates to each candidate go their way, ago -- having said that do you think that there is room for a wide swing within the swing states? if so, how significant would it be? normally, the clos
reagan was good at that, newt gingrich was good at turning the tables on questions this primary season. mitt romney would like to have some of that. that's not really his strong suit. the second best thing for mitt romney would be a major gaffe by president obama, so perhaps mitt romney could goad the president a little bit into some comments about small business other thans or something else. owners or something else. because the race is close enough that any change could have an impact. but, cheryl, historically debates have not moved the numbers all that much. four years ago when barack obama debated john mccain, mccain was down by five points when he went into his debate, and when he came out of the debate, he was down by six points. virtually no change. i think events on the ground, perceptions of the economy, economic news, perhaps things from the middle east still could have a bigger impact than these debates. cheryl: scott rasmussen, it's fascinating to see what your numbers are showing us, and they have been changing over the last several weeks. scott, thank you. >> thank you,
mint rick santorum and newt gingrich. that will get him the women's vote, yes? >> i don't think i've been this giddy in my 20 years in politics, i'll be brutally honest with you. listen, this is a bad thing for the republicans. if you look at every single republican running for the higher office in the building behind me go state by state, go to never never, florida, go to every single one of them anti-equal gay rights. every one of them want to be in a woman's bedroom or doctor's office. every single one don't think our personal privacy or freedoms is something to be legislated. todd akin is at the top of the list. he's the king of being invasive and violating the pajama test. if you're wearing your pajamas, the government should not be involved. he's right of the right. missouri is turning more right than i thought it would be at this time. he still probably could lose. that's amazing to me. i'd be interested in what goldie as a woman, and what julien as a strategist might think. i think he's a bad candidate and claire mccaskill may sail through. >> julien, we know t
, i guess you could say. earlier this week, it was former house speaker newt gingrich. today, former presidential candidate rick santorum in south carolina, and senator jim demint got together endorsing akin in a joint statement. and now that the deadline for akin to withdraw from the race has passed, it's looking like republicans may have no choice but to fall in line behind his campaign in a last-ditch effort to oust claire mccaskill and maybe grab the senate, which for some means they're just going to have to do a flat-out 180. senator roy blunt was one of the many politicians who publicly urged akin to get out of here. >> you know, i think it's a distraction and "the wall street journal" again this morning said todd needs to get out of this race, because the things he's for are actually being held back by all the focus on him and some comments he's made. >> but late tuesday night, just after the 5:00 p.m. deadline, blunt issued a statement announcing his support for the congressman. "congressman akin and i don't agree on everything, but he and i agree the senate majority must cha
gingrich and to rick perry, he managed to do it, and he did it very aggressively. so he knows what he's doing up there. obama needs to be on his toes. you know, i just think he can anticipate most of what romney is going to say, but he needs to have a few zingers of his own to make sure he gets his share of sound bites in the newscasts that follow. >> based on previous debate performances, how would you characterize governor romney's style versus the president's style? >> romney is good on the attack, i think. as i just indicated, i mean, when he needed to flash the knife against rick perry in that one debate i'm particularly thinking of, he really did it. he's good at that, and he's not going to back down. you know, a lot of this also comes down to interpersonal dynamics and how they play off each other and what their body chemistry says and so on and so forth. romney was pretty aggressive in a lot of republican debates, interrupting people, leaning forward, that sort of thing. don't think you can do that with the president of the united states. >> there was also, of course, that fam
castellanos. i want to set up how you feel about the debates with a quick sound from newt gingrich and how he views the importance of these debates. >> it has to be campaign of contrast, not attack. >> right. >> part of the contrast has to be disarming the president. because if the president is believable -- this is where clinton was so good. if the president is believable at the end of the first debate, there's a very high likelihood is he going to get re-elected. >> whoa. not just the debate, but the first debate. do you agree? >> sure. i think the first debate is critical because this is their first chance -- our first chance to see the two gladiators in their arena alone, so how they -- who is the alpha dog in this debate? that's what we want to see. if you can't beat the other guy, how can you lead the country? >> you think mitt romney could lose it in this first debate, do you agree? >> i think that the debates are really tough for the incumbent. i think there's a big study done by the -- no, they show the challengers win the debates because it's the first time -- >> john mccain -- >> t
opponents out at the meetings and they will tell you whether it is rudy guiliani newt gingrich they will tell stories how tough he is that he can be a political killer. stuart: the assessment was he comes across an old school gentleman. >> both are true. he feels a tremendous moral obligation and a lot of humblest those with that. he can be tough in the debates. stuart: going to vote for him? >> absolutely. stuart: thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. [talking over each other] stuart: mcdonald's now is down big. why is that? nicole: they're talking about same-store sales for early september and this is looking like it is going to be their worst month on record for the year 2012. couple things they are facing. intense competition. one thing doing well is there low-cost menus are helping bring the traffic back so mcdonald's, analysts are saying the outlook -- they got to cut down same-store sales numbers going forward and that is why capital is cutting them to neutral. stuart: is that a flower on your shirt? french fries? >> the mcdonald's story. it is the baby -- a small fry
christie we all know and lovement remember in the primary debate when newt gingrich would take a shot at the press every time and that was everybody's favorite moment in those debates. chris christie does it well. does he it with a little softer touch, but still packs a punch. >> steve: we'll be watching wednesday night to find out how many zingers are included. thank you, ma'am. >> eric: you know where you can find a lot of zingers? >> steve: i know! when people aren't sticking their tongue out. >> gretchen: we'll be watching "the five." coming up next, brave zoo keeper has what it takes for a buffet in the swimming pool (they're not supposed to be in this country burkses that not stopping one state to give illegal immigrants a license to drive. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> eric: as we told you at the top of the hour, the director of national intelligence, james
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